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5 I had no place to flee unto, 10 Teach me to do the thing that and no man cared for my soul. pleaseth thee; for thou art my God let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.

6 I cried unto thee, O Lord, and said, Thou art my hope, and my portion in the land of the liv- 11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name's sake; and for thy righteous7 Consider my complaint; for I ness' sake bring my soul out of am brought very low. trouble.


8.0 deliver me from my per- 12 And of thy goodness slay secutors, for they are too strong mine enemies, and destroy all them for me. that vex my soul; for I am thy servant.

The thirtieth Day.

Psalm 144. Benedictus Dominus.
LESSED be the Lord, my

9 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may give thanks unto thy name; which thing if thou wilt grant me, then shall the righteous resort unto my company. Psalm 143. Domine, exaudi. EAR my prayer, O Lord, strength, who teacheth my and consider my desire; hands to war, and my fingers to hearken unto me for thy truth and fight. righteousness' sake.

2 My hope and my fortress, my 2 And enter not into judgment castle and deliverer, my defender, with thy servant; for in thy sight in whom I trust; who subdueth shall no man living be justified. my people that is under me.

3 For the enemy hath perse- 3 Lord, what is man, that thou cuted my soul; he hath smitten my hast such respect unto him? or the life down to the ground; he hath son of man, that thou so regardest laid me in the darkness, as the men him? that have been long dead.

4 Man is like a thing of naught; 4 Therefore is my spirit vexed his time passeth away like a shawithin me, and my heart within dow. me is desolate.

5 Yet do I remember the time past: I muse upon all thy works; yea, I exercise myself in the works of thy hands.

6. I stretch forth my hands unto thee; my soul gaspeth unto thee as a thirsty land.

5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down; touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

6 Cast forth thy lightning, and tear them; shoot out thine arrows, and consume them.

7 Send down thine hand from above; deliver me, and take me 7 Hear me, O Lord, and that out of the great waters, from the soon; for my spirit waxeth faint: hand of strange children;

hide not thy face from me, lest I 8 Whose mouth talketh of vanibe like unto them that go downity, and their right hand is a right into the pit. hand of wickedness.

8 Olet me hear thy loving kind- 9 I will sing a new song unto ness betimes in the morning; for thee, O God; and sing praises unto in thee is my trust: show thou me thee upon a ten-stringed lute. the way that I should walk in; for

I lift my soul unto thee.

10 Thou hast given victory unto kings, and hast delivered David, 9 Deliver me, O Lord, from thy servant, from the peril of the mine enemies; for I flee unto thee sword. to hide me.

11 Save me, and deliver me from

the hand of strange children, O Lord; and thy saints give whose mouth talketh of vanity, thanks unto thee. and their right hand is a right hand of iniquity;

12 That our sons may grow up as the young plants, and that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple;

11 They show the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;

12 That thy power, thy glory, and mightiness of thy kingdom, might be known unto men.

13 Thy kingdom is an everlast13 That our garners may be ing kingdom, and thy dominion full and plenteous with all man- endureth throughout all ages. ner of store; that our sheep may 14 The Lord upholdeth all bring forth thousands, and ten such as fall, and lifteth up all thousands in our streets; those that are down.

14 That our oxen may be strong 15 The eyes of all wait upon to labour; that there be no decay, thee, O Lord; and thou givest no leading into captivity, and no them their meat in due season. complaining in our streets. 16 Thou openest thine hand, 15 Happy are the people that and fillest all things living with are in such a case; yea, blessed plenteousness. are the people who have the Lord for their God.

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Psalm 145. Exaltabo te, Deus. WILL magnify thee, O God, my King; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him; yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.

19 He will fulfil the desire of 2 Every day will I give thanks them that fear him; he also will unto thee, and praise thy name hear their cry, and will help them. for ever and ever. 20 The Lord preserveth all

3 Great is the Lord, and mar-them that love him; but scattervellous, worthy to be praised; eth abroad all the ungodly. there is no end of his greatness. 4 One generation shall praise thy works unto another, and declare thy power.

21 My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy name for ever and ever. Psalm 146. Landa, anima mea, of thy worship, thy glory, thy PR live, will I praise the RAISE the Lord, O my soul: while I

5 As for me, I will be talking

praise, and wondrous works;

6 So that men shall speak of Lord; yea, as long as I have any the might of thy marvellous acts; being, I will sing praises unto my and I will also tell of thy great-God.


20 put not your trust in 7 The memorial of thine abun-princes, nor in any child of man; dant kindness shall be showed; for there is no help in them. and men shall sing of thy righ- 3 For when the breath of man goeth forth, he shall turn again to 8 The Lord is gracious and his earth, and then all his thoughts merciful; long-suffering, and of perish.


great goodness.

4 Blessed is he that hath the God 9 The Lord is loving unto eve-of Jacob for his help; and whose ry man, and his mercy is over all hope is in the Lord his God; his works. 5 Who made heaven and earth, 10 All thy works praise thee, the sea and all that therein is ;

who keepeth his promise for ever; strength of an horse; neither de6 Who helpeth them to right lighteth he in any man's legs. that suffer wrong; who feedeth the hungry. 7 The Lord looseth men out of trust in his mercy. prison; the Lord giveth sight to the blind.

8 The Lord helpeth them that are fallen; the Lord careth for the righteous.

11 But the Lord's delight is in them that fear him, and put their

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Sion;

13 For he hath made fast the bars of thy gates, and hath blessed thy children within thee.

9 The Lord careth for the stran- 14 He maketh peace in thy borger; he defendeth the fatherless ders, and filleth thee with flour of and widow: as for the way of wheat.

the ungodly, he turneth it upside 15 He sendeth forth his comdown. mandment upon earth, and his 10 The Lord thy God, O Sion, word runneth very swiftly. shall be King for evermore, and throughout all generations.

EVENING PRAYER. Psalm 147. Laudate Dominum.

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16 He giveth snow like wool, and scattereth the hoar frost like ashes.

17 He casteth forth his ice like PRAISE the Lord; for it morsels; who is able to abide his is a good thing to sing frost ? praises unto our God; yea, a joyful and pleasant thing it is to be thankful.

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5 Great is our Lord, and great is his power; yea, and his wisdom is infinite.

6 The Lord setteth up the meek, and bringeth the ungodly down to the ground.

70 sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praises upon the harp unto our God;

18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them; he bloweth with his wind, and the waters flow.

19. He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and ordinances unto Israel.

20 He hath not dealt so with any nation; neither have the heathen knowledge of his laws. Psalm 148. Laudate Dominum.

PRAISE the Lord of heaven, praise him in the height. 2 Praise him, all ye angels of praise him, all his hosts.


3 Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all ye stars and light. 4 Praise him, all ye heavens, and ye waters that are above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the name of the Lord; for he spake the word, 8 Who covereth the heaven with and they were made; he comclouds, and prepareth rain for the manded, and they were created. earth; and maketh the grass to 6 He hath made them fast for grow upon the mountains, and ever and ever; he hath given herb for the use of men. them a law, which shall not be

9 Who giveth fodder unto the broken. cattle, and feedeth the young ravens that call upon him.

10 He hath no pleasure in the!

7 Praise the Lord upon earth, ye dragons, and all deeps;

8 Fire and hail, snow and va

pours, wind and storm, fulfilling 5 Let the saints be joyful with his word; glory; let them rejoice in their

9 Mountains and all hills; beds. fruitful trees and all cedars;

6 Let the praises of God be

10 Beasts and all cattle; worms in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hands.

and feathered fowls;

11 Kings of the earth and all people; princes and all judges of the world;

7 To be avenged of the heathen, and to rebuke the people;

8 To bind their kings in chains,

12 Young men and maidens, and their nobles with links of old men and children, praise the iron.

name of the Lord; for his name 9 That they may be avenged only is excellent, and his praise of them; as it is written, Such above heaven and earth. honour have all his saints.

13 He shall exalt the horn of

Psalm 150. Laudate Dominum.

his people: all his saints shall PRAISE God in his holipraise him; even the children of

ness; praise him in the fir

Israel, even the people that serv-mament of his power.

eth him.

2 Praise him in his noble acts; Psalm 149. Cantate Domino. praise him according to his excelSING unto the Lord a new lent greatness. song; let the congregation

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of saints praise him.

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him, and let the children of Sion be joyful in their King.

3 Let them praise his name in the dance; let them sing praises unto him with tabret and harp.

3 Praise him in the sound of the trumpet; praise him upon the lute and harp.

4 Praise him in the cymbals and dances; praise him upon the strings and pipe.

5 Praise him upon the welltuned cymbals; praise him upon 4 For the Lord hath pleasure the loud cymbals. in his people, and helpeth the meek-hearted.

6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.



As established by the Bishops, the Clergy, and Laity of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Convention, on the twelfth Day of September, in the Year of our Lord 1801.

ART. 1. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity.

HERE is but one living and true God, ever-
lasting, without body, parts, or passions; of in-
finite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker
and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible.
And in unity of this Godhead, there be three per-
sons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

And the other Books (as Hierome saith) the of manners; but yet doth it not apply them to esChurch doth read for example of life and instruction tablish any doctrine; such are these following:

The Third Book of Esdras, The Fourth Book of Esdras, The Book of Tobias, The Book of Judith, The rest of the Book of Hester, The Book of Wisdom, Jesus the Son of Sirach, Baruch the Prophet, The Song of the three Children, The Story of Su ART. II. Of the Word, or Son of God, which was sanna, Of Bel and the Dragon, The Prayer of Ma

made very Man.

nasses, The First Book of Maccabees, The Second Book of Maccabees.

All the Books of the New Testament, as they are commonly received, we do receive and account them Canonical.

The Son, which is the Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the very and eternal God, of one substance with the, Father, took Man's nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of her substance: so that two whole and perfect Natures,that is to say, the Godhead and Manhood, were ART. VII. Of the Old Testament. joined together in one Person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God, and very Man; for both in the Old and New Testament everlasting The Old Testament is not contrary to the New; who truly suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, life is offered to mankind by Christ, who is the only to reconcile his Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, Mediator between God and Man, being both God not only for original guilt, but also for actual sins of and Man. Wherefore they are not to be heard, which feign, that the Old Fathers did look only for God by Moses, as touching Ceremonies and Rites, transitory Promises. Although the Law given from do not bind Christian men, nor the Civil Precepts thereof ought of necessity to be received in any Commonwealth; yet notwithstanding, no Christian man whatsoever is free from the obedience of the


ART. III. Of the going down of Christ into Hell.
As Christ died for us, and was buried; so also
it to be believed, that he went down into hell.


. ART. IV. Of the Resurrection of Christ. Christ did truly rise again from death, and took again his body, with flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the perfection of Man's nature, wherewith he ascended into heaven, and there sitteth, until he return to judge all men at the last day.

ART. V. Of the Holy Ghost.

The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, Majesty, and Glory, with the Father and the Son, vy and eternal God.

Commandments which are called moral.

ART. VIII. Of the Creeds.

The Nicene Creed, and that which is commonly called the Apostles' Creed, ought thoroughly to be received and believed: for they may be proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture.

ART. IX. Of Original or Birth-Sin. Original Sin standeth not in the following of Adam (as the Pelagians do vainly talk ;) but it is the fault and corruption of the nature of every man, that

ART. VI. Of the Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures naturally is engendered of the offspring of Adam,

for Salvation.

whereby man is very far gone from original righteousness, and is of his own nature inclined to evil, so Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to that the flesh lusteth always contrary to the Spirit; Salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, and therefore in every person born into this world, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of it deserveth God's wrath and damnation. And this any man, that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to Salvation. In the name of the Holy Scripture we do understand those Canonical Books of the Old and New Testament, of whose Authority was never any doubt in the Church.

¶ of the Names and Number of the Canonical Books. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuterononium, Joshue, Judges, Ruth, The First Book of Samuel, The Second Book of Samuel, The First Book of Kings, The Second Book of Kings, The First Book of Chronicles, The Second Book of Chronicles, The First Book of Esdras, The Second Book of Esdras, The Book of Hester, The Book of Job, The Psalms, The Proverbs, Ecclesiastes or Preacher, Cantica or Songs of Solomon, Four Prophets the greater, Twelve Prophets the less.

infection of nature doth remain, yea, in them that are regenerated; whereby the lust of the flesh, called in Greek, gómua σagnòs, which some do expound the Wisdom, some Sensuality, some the Affection, some the Desire of the Flesh, is not subject to the law of God. And although there is no eondemnation for them that believe and are baptized; yet the Apostle doth confess, that concupiscence and lust hath of itself the nature of sin.

ART. X. Of Free-Will.

The condition of man after the fall of Adam, is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith, and calling upon God: wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ preventing us,

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